FLASH FICTION FRIDAY ~The Ballad of Jacob and Emma~

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Heart Warming, Outdoors, writing
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FFF Prompt campfire

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction postings at:


For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, you’ll never believe how hard 100-words can hit.

Here’s my contribution:

The Ballad of Jacob and Emma

The trek in was perfectly wonderful enhanced by the crispness of the day, the damp soil carpeted by moldering pine needles, and the beckoningly soft footfalls. He pitched their tent beside a burbling creek, set up the camp including a ring of rock and a romantic fire. Jacob could think of no better setting to make his proposal and Emma was his princess. He uncorked wine. He tuned his acoustic and strummed a serenade designed to enchant. Then, upon bent knee he pitched. Emma gave response. Without hesitation Jacob stood, instrument firmly in hand, and cut his most perfect swing.


  1. I can only hope he not only breaks his guitar but loses his balance, falls into the fire, and is burned up. 🙂


  2. I think there’s a reason why a man has take a no for a no…

  3. Ooops! Wrong gal? Hope he doesn’t do much harm. Hey! A guy has to accept a no every now and then.

  4. I just kept thinking about what a lot they had to carry 😉 And I have to agree with Janet!

  5. BrainRants says:

    He doesn’t take rejection well.

  6. Bradley, I think I can understand why she refused him. I hope she wasn’t seriously injured and he gets her back to civilization. Well written with good description. —Susan

  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Bradley – I hope he smashed the guitar in the fire but it kind of sounds like he swung it at her. It’s not you, Jacob, it’s your personality she turned down! Good story!
    Nan 🙂

  8. Oh dear, it didn’t go according to plan then. ….

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